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dodgeo 04-02-2020 10:24 AM

Lowering 32 roadster top
 

Was there a separate manual included with 1932 roadsters on how to lower and fold roadster tops ? I find it difficult to get it tight enough to install the boot.

DavidG 04-02-2020 01:45 PM

Re: Lowering 32 roadster top
 

There were no top folding instructions included with the Ford open cars until the '35 model year. When you fold a '32 roadster top you need to pull and fold the top material all the way back so that little or none of it remains between the folds in the top irons in the down position.

Ronnieroadster 04-03-2020 05:16 PM

Re: Lowering 32 roadster top
 

I never had any instructions for my Deuce but what I found the easiest thing to do is just leave the top off. Mine folds nicely that way. And if I happen to get caught in the rain I just drive faster than the rain drops are falling.
Ronnieroadster

G.M. 04-04-2020 07:49 AM

Re: Lowering 32 roadster top
 

The best way to lower these old tops is with two people. G.M.

dodgeo 04-04-2020 10:25 AM

Re: Lowering 32 roadster top
 

Should the rear center section with the rear glass window be unsnapped
first ?

ct1932ford 04-04-2020 10:41 AM

Re: Lowering 32 roadster top
 

No! Mine is down almost always except for winter storage. It is easier if you have two people although I do mine alone walking from side to side not to do any damage. Dodge is that you?

DavidG 04-04-2020 10:46 AM

Re: Lowering 32 roadster top
 

Leave the rear curtain attached when lowering the top.

Hopefully you have the two original rubber bumpers on the upper back panel on which the rear window rests when the top is down.

B-O-B 04-04-2020 12:27 PM

Re: Lowering 32 roadster top
 

I lower mine by myself by standing in the cockpit. Lift it straight up the fold top irons keeping the fabric away from the irons & then when collapsed fold the fabric. putting it up just reverse the process & lift straight up then let it down gently until the holes are over the post of the stanchions.

Ronnieroadster 04-04-2020 05:53 PM

Re: Lowering 32 roadster top
 

Quote:

Originally Posted by B-O-B (Post 1870014)
I lower mine by myself by standing in the cockpit. Lift it straight up the fold top irons keeping the fabric away from the irons & then when collapsed fold the fabric. putting it up just reverse the process & lift straight up then let it down gently until the holes are over the post of the stanchions.

Thats exactly how I put mine down but I do unsnap the rear prior to lowering my top .


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